South Asia holds on to its top spot as the world’s fastest growing region set to setup to 7.0 percent in 2019, then 7.1 percent in 2020 and 2021, but the region needs to increase its exports to sustain its high growth and reach its full economic potential, says the World Bank in its twice-a-year regional economic update “South Asia Economic Focus: Exports Wanted” issued on April 7, 2019.
At this seminar, Martin Rama, World Bank’s Senior Economic Advisor to the Vice President for South Asia and Robert Beyer, Economist, Office of Chief Economist for South Asia, to the Vice President for South Asia Region, presented the report’s main findings.
World Bank South Asia Region Chief Economist
Economist, Office of the Chief Economist for South Asia Region, World Bank
Presentation material: South Asia Economic Focus – Spring 2019 – Exports Wanted (PDF)
Dean and CEO, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)
Presentation material: Sustainable Development In Asia (PDF)
World Bank - JICA Seminar “The WEB of Transport Corridors in South Asia”
Date/Time: Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 3:00pm-4:30pm